“Egypt: The Time of the Pharaohs” at the Royal BC Museum

It has been over 14 years since the British Museum’s Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from the British Museum was displayed on the Canadian West Coast. Now, ancient Egypt returns to Victoria, BC with Egypt: the Time of the Pharaohs at the Royal BC Museum. On display until December 31, 2018, it features over 300 artefacts…

Collecting Ancient Egypt at Lisbon’s Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

The Museu Calouste Gulbenkian grew out of the personal collection of its name-sake: Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian. Today, the museum is one of Lisbon’s most well-known destinations. He was born in Istanbul to a rich, Armenian family in 1869. At a young age, he went to study French in Marseilles before continuing his studies at King’s…

New Books in Egyptology – May-June 2018

Every two months the Nile Scribes update our readers on the most recent Egyptological publications. From accessible reads to peer-reviewed scholarship, we hope to illustrate the wide variety of topics discussed in Egyptology, and perhaps introduce you to your next read! Below are eight books scheduled for release early this summer (May and June 2018).

Putting Egypt Back in Egyptology

An Open Letter to Egyptology Students: After returning to Canada from a two-week trip to Egypt last month, I am reflecting on some tough realities of studying Egyptology while living abroad. I loved living and working in Cairo as a graduate student, but after four years there, I had to resign myself to the fact…

Making Assassin’s Creed: Interview with Perrine Poiron

A few weeks ago, we reviewed the latest installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise in a two-part series (read them here: Gameplay review and Discovery Tour review). This week we were fortunate enough to speak with one of the Egyptologists who worked with the developers at Ubisoft to contribute to the Egyptology-side of the game: Perrine Poiron….

New Books in Egyptology – March-April 2018

Every other month the Nile Scribes update our readers on the most recent Egyptological publications. From accessible reads to peer-reviewed scholarship, we hope to illustrate the wide variety of topics discussed in Egyptology, and perhaps introduce you to your next read! Below are nine books scheduled for release early this year (March and April 2018).

New Books in Egyptology – January-February 2018

Every month the Nile Scribes update our readers on the most recent Egyptological publications. From accessible reads to peer-reviewed scholarship, we hope to illustrate the wide variety of topics discussed in Egyptology, and perhaps introduce you to your next read! Below are eight books scheduled for release early this year (January and February 2018).

Top 10 Instagram Accounts for Egyptophiles

If there is a social media platform most suited to displaying our love for the beauty of Egypt, it is Instagram. Recently, more and more Egypt-enthusiast accounts have been appearing on the platform, each dedicated to sharing gorgeous photos of Egyptian foods, locales, and history. Last month, the Nile Scribes joined Instagram and decided to…

Meet the BYU Egypt Excavation Project Director Dr. Kerry Muhlestein

Our “Meet an Egyptologist” series gives our readers the opportunity to learn more about the lives and work of Egyptologists from around the world, in their own words. In this edition, the Nile Scribes spoke with Dr. Kerry Muhlestein from BYU in Provo about his life and research.